Transfer Students

Looking for a university that it is the right fit for you? We accept up to 90 transfer credits and offer transfer scholarships of $10,000 or more.

Attention class of 2024 accepted undergraduate and transfer students! If you deposit now you will automatically receive a $100 voucher for use with our Dining Services or Bookstore – your choice! And, everyone who deposits before June 1 will be entered into a raffle for a $1,000 ($500/per semester) Bookstore voucher. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Class of 2024; submit your deposit online today by visiting

Focused on You

You’re looking to make a change. Perhaps you want closer relationships with faculty, better opportunities for internships, or a program more in line with your interests. At Rivier, our transfer counselors are here to help you find the right fit for your specific needs.

Transfer students are evaluated on the overall strength of their academic record. We’re looking for a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Rivier accepts up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We will transfer your credits if you received at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 scale and the course(s) is (are) deemed transferrable after an evaluation by our staff.

Transfer Admissions Requirements

For All Applicants

  • Rivier online application
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of high school transcript or official GE results. Note: The high school transcript/GED is waived for applicants who have earned an associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
  • Official copy of college transcript from each institution that college credit was earned.

For Nursing Applicants Only

For those transferring to a nursing program, the following items are required in addition to those listed above:

  • Two letters of recommendation instead of just one
  • Prerequisite completed courses:
    • High school or college Algebra and Chemistry: must have completed with a C+ or higher
    • Day transfer applicants only must also have completed:
      • Additional high school or college math and science courses (such as Geometry and/or Biology) with a C+ or higher
      • College-level A&P I and II 4-credit courses with labs, with a minimum grade of B-
  • Testing results (only one is required):
    • SAT
      • Scores taken within the last six years
      • Minimum combined score of 1450 required (CR 500, M 500)
    • ACT
      • Scores taken within the last six years
      • Minimum composite score of 21 required
    • TEAS V
      • Taken within the last two years
      • Minimum Adjusted Individual Total Score of 69% with an ATI Academic Preparedness Level of “Proficient” or better.

Articulation Agreements

Rivier has articulation agreements in place with a variety of institutions to ensure that your credits transfer smoothly. Learn more and view our articulation agreements.

Rivier University does not discriminate in its application process. Read our non-discrimination policy.

Find Your Program

We have a range of Undergraduate and Professional Studies academic programs spanning many disciplines and areas of interest and leading to a variety of in-demand careers.

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Whether you are transferring into an Undergraduate or Professional Studies program, our Admissions Counselors are available to help make the transition to Rivier as easy as possible.


Office of Undergraduate Admissions